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From the Mothership

by Simon Lomax

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Advent 02:43
Blips 07:09
Silent Seas 04:41
Forest 04:59
The Beyond 04:00
Nebulae 06:52
Ambient 04:37
Insight 07:21


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A powerful and enveloping work, from the mothership is a sonic slipstream to the far reaches of the universe, lie back, close your eyes, and enjoy an hour’s journey through time and space; an exploration into uncharted territory.

What people are saying

"There are those CD's who grab you by the throat to never let you go again. I wrote this sentence before when I heard Thom Brennan's "Mountains" and now, with "From The Mothership", it happens again. This is absolutely an album of immense beauty and intensity. It is spacemusic with references of Michael Stearns. The bombastic "The Inception" and "The Second Inception", for instance, remind me of Stearns' soundtrack for "Sacred Site". After a short arpeggio in "Blips" the music is getting quieter and more serene. "Undulation (Pushing The Wave)" has traces of the sombre music Peter Gabriel composed for the film "Birdy". Soft floating pieces like "Silent Seas", "Ambient", "Nebulae","Insight" and the titletrack are taking the listener on a journey through space. A man like Carl Sagan would have been very interested in this music because, in my opinion, it reflects the man's ideas about spacetravel very clearly. To me, next to Stearns' "Encounter", this is the best musical spacetrip I've ever heard."

2000 Paul Rijkens

"This CD is pure ambience, perfect for chilling out to. It is the kind of CD that is ideal for helping you to reach an ultimately relaxed state of mind. Noises and melodies drift in and out, subtle bass lines carry you forward, the sound of nature washes over you, weird samples crop up from nowhere, and by the end of it you find yourself transported into another world..."

Peek Magazine (Sept 1999)

"This is an intriguing voyage of possibility. The perfect background of accompaniment to alien implant surgery .....I have to say I really like this CD and find it extremely relaxing , and whether it is triggering reassuring memories of space travel in a higher dimension or simply smoothing out the rough edges of a hectic day in the office with its extruded string sounds, I don't know (or need to know for that matter). I'm looking forward to more contact with Maitreya and the Mothership."

Dream Creation - Oct/Nov '99

"Maitreya makes no bones about the origins of these twelve deliciously spacey transmissions... obviously, they come directly From the Mothership. I've not heard such literally stellar recordings in some time... these percussion-free pieces are perfect soundtracks for deep space explorations, even if only through the constellations of your mind...

Gaseously billowing rumbles entwine with indecipherable voices to wormhole through Advent (2:43). Crackling thunder and ominous drones open the doors to The Inception, followed by the serene stirrings of interstellar synthstrings. The track becomes Blips with its cascading strings of blippy (of course) notes dangling above a yawning chasm of electro-orchestral power. The blips don't last long but the gorgeously expanding chords continue to ride out the electrical storm to a cataclysmic ending.

Further semi-symphonic excursions continue with Undulation (Pushing the Wave) (7:46); thrumming, rippling powers surge beneath the smoothly intersecting planes. Crashing waves (from where? the oceans of Jupiter?) begin to sweep over the final few minutes, and on into Silent Seas, which fortunately aren't silent at all... Down to earth for a brief stop in the Forestwhere raindrops and bird twitters are heard amongst the echoing backdrop which lights up with occasional displays from shimmering electronic audio-borealis.
I'm not sure about the gurgling space-baby sounds, but am completely sucked into the droning slipstream of The Beyond, the only track to receive rhythmic accompaniment, in the form of a clicking pattern. Twisting strands of bass tones thread intriguingly through Ambient, as bell-like tones sparkle above. Space-talking voices of both sexes are densely mixed into the opening and closing moments of Nebulae; radiating waveforms receive a tuneful sprinkling of electrobells which chime gorgeously and waver as if their soundshapes are transformed by the pull of opposing gravitational forces.

The Second Inception reprises the first, still stunning in its streaming drone-and-string, rising to a gauzey crescendo then wisping away to silence... out of which tonal sonic rays begin to probe; From the Mothership hovers in a dark void of solar winds, illuminating this deep space with a delicate, though awe-inspiring, power.

If you're longing to be swept away into other dimensions,Maitreya can teleport you out of your ordinary existence. With only a few "natural" ties to this planet, From the Mothership conducts its interplanetary travel with a much higher success rate than NASA and at a microfraction of the cost!"



released May 5, 1999


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"Simon Lomax is a producer of electronic ambient space music who, through his unique and involving music expresses a personal global intuition. His work possesses an unparalleled sense of sonic depth and universal scale whilst exhibiting a remarkably lucid grasp of texture."

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